Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Man Shortage or Just Fussy Women?

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Man Shortage or Just Fussy Women?

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A SURVEY by The Daily Examiner's sister paper The Northern Star found that most single gals say there is a man shortage, while many men and coupled-up women say the fairer sex are just too fussy.

On the latter point they are at one with a Catholic priest who this week advised Aussie women to marry earlier and avoid the aman droughta.

It's drastic advice, especially if you want to hang out for aMr Righta a ideally a cross between Johnny Depp and George Clooney or, as Northern Rivers' many women told us, aEmployed, honest and attractive.a (Now, that's hardly fussy is it?)

But the bad news is that Australia continues to experience a huge decline in the number of available men a they're going overseas for lucrative salaries plus there's a natural man excess anyway.

This has been documented by demographer Bernard Salt in his book The Man Drought and raised again this week by Federal Liberal MP Kevin Andrews.

He's researching changes in marriage and families in Australia and has suggested the swing towards defacto partnerships isn't helping more women get hitched. …

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